Project

Black Rock Atlas

Micah Epstein

Burning Man is a magical place that gets the best of human creativity and collaboration to flourish. To further understand what makes this magic happen, we are creating the first ever Black Rock Atlas–a map of the social patterns and networks that exist on the playa.

To do this, we are tracking the decentralized journey of a multitude of vessels through the gift economy of Burning Man with GPS technology and generative photography. The Atlas will explore new ways of community interaction, storytelling, and data visualization.

Burning Man is a magical place that gets the best of human creativity and collaboration to flourish. To further understand what makes this magic happen, we are creating the first ever Black Rock Atlas–a map of the social patterns and networks that exist on the playa.

To do this, we are tracking the decentralized journey of a multitude of vessels through the gift economy of Burning Man with GPS technology and generative photography. The Atlas will explore new ways of community interaction, storytelling, and data visualization.